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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 4097622515
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A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and...

A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.

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The Strand is a great place for shopping and eating. Stop at Sangerfest park and play chess on the giant chess board. Lots of concerts during the year and outdoor movies in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Corunna, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This part of town if great its old town feel has that New Orleans feel so grab a drink and take a walk for five blocks and do some shopping

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Galveston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Strand is a great place for shopping and eating. Stop at Sangerfest park and play chess on the giant chess board. Lots of concerts during the year and outdoor movies in the summer. Bring your own chair to make sure you get a seat. Lots of places to eat and have fun here on the harbor side of Glaveston... More 

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G-Patch, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Strand is a fantastic day trip for just about any type of group. We took the kids for Mardi Gras, and I was a bit leery (having been to Mardi Gras in NOLA many years ago) but I've got to hand it to Galveston. They do a heck of a Mardi Gras celebration. The daytime activities were clean (both... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Found the whole experience to be quite enjoyable. Being from Louisiana & accustomed to days of parades, I was a little surprised to see an entry fee of $20 per person to gain entry to The Strand. We learned the night before that there is a law that prohibits sale of liquor after 9 pm, so if you want anything... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don't know what I was expecting but I thought the Strand would be the highlight of our Galveston time. Maybe because we were there on an off season and early in the week, not much going on, but ended up spending little time there. Looks a little like I imagine the French Quarter in New Orleans to look like.... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While a bit cool, the time down town - actually twice - was fun. Shops, beer, ice cream. What more is there? We even did the historical movie on the 1899 island water overtake. We are again going downtown tonight (Feb. 5 for a Mardi Gras Parade). It will be fun. Maybe a bit adult. :-)

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Hallandale Beach Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The strand is a good place to find unusual gifts and clothing. The shops are all one of a kind and the salespeople are very friendly.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best spot to see the ship Alyssa, and soak in a little history. Nice museum. The rest of the Strand is devoted to family-style shopping.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old area with lots of shopping tourist items. Some restaurants and bars also. Street parking witch you have to pay for. it is another historical area with old buildings worth the walk and enjoy if you are shopping for souvenirs.

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Kittery, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area. I loved seeing the old steel framed buildings. The restoration was impressive and keeps the history for years to come. It was a nice time to walk around and enjoy the pride the city shows in the recovery from gulf storms it has suffered through.

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